The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

Neil

The Daily Dividend Portfolio – Quick Video Recap

email image daily dividend investor smart income guide passive cash flow streamAfter receiving quite a few emails from readers asking questions about the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio I thought it might be helpful to create a few videos answering some of the most common questions.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a number of videos that tell what exactly the DDI portfolio is, why I started the portfolio, how I choose the stocks I add, and most importantly, I show you how to build your own passive income portfolio starting with very little money!

In the mean time, take a look at my first video in the series, “What is the DDI Portfolio?” I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post any questions you might have in the comments below. Thanks!

Monthly Income Update: November 2011

 

Daily Dividend Investor Update

 

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the site over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

 

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks,  but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

 

Thanks!

 

Neil

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The DDI Portfolio does it again!

41 companies spread over a multitude of sectors including Oil Production, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom produced a total income for the DDI portfolio of $509.24 in Noevember.

With the exception of the passive income stream from the incoming dividends, the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio was fairly quiet in November – recording only one new purchase. Near the beginning of November I added 10 shares of Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) to the portfolio using the available cash on hand.

November News

November is the second month of the quarter which means I’ll be comparing it’s results to May and August looking back.

The good news for November is that once again the DDI portfolio exceeded the $500 mark in passive dividend income, marking the second straight quarter for month #2 to make it’s quota.

However, November was not strong enough to add on to the fantastic gains we had back in August when the DDI portfolio topped out at $527.18.

cal maine foods daily dividend investor portfolio cashflow blog time save income stream retire young travelThere were two holdings that negatively affected the results this month. Cal Maine Foods (ticker: CALM) has a floating dividend policy that is tied to the company’s quarterly results, as such this quarter was down slightly from the previous quarter.

Also, income from Sabine Royalty Trust (ticker: SBR) was lower this month due to the recent pull-back in oil prices at the beginning of Fall.

With signs of the economy strengthening, I expect both of these holdings to perform better in the months ahead.

Continue reading “Monthly Income Update: November 2011”

Monthly Income Update: November 2011

Monthly Income Update: November 2011thanksgiving november 2011 monthly update daily dividend investor blog passive cashflow income stream retire rich young healthy

The DDI Portfolio does it again!

41 companies spread over a multitude of sectors including Oil Production, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom produced a total income for the DDI portfolio of $509.24 in Noevember.

With the exception of the passive income stream from the incoming dividends, the Daily Dividend Investor portfolio was fairly quiet in November – recording only one new purchase. Near the beginning of November I added 10 shares of Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) to the portfolio using the available cash on hand.

November News

November is the second month of the quarter which means I’ll be comparing it’s results to May and August looking back.

The good news for November is that once again the DDI portfolio exceeded the $500 mark in passive dividend income, marking the second straight quarter for month #2 to make it’s quota.

However, November was not strong enough to add on to the fantastic gains we had back in August when the DDI portfolio topped out at $527.18.

cal maine foods daily dividend investor portfolio cashflow blog time save income stream retire young travelThere were two holdings that negatively affected the results this month. Cal Maine Foods (ticker: CALM) has a floating dividend policy that is tied to the company’s quarterly results, as such this quarter was down slightly from the previous quarter.

Also, income from Sabine Royalty Trust (ticker: SBR) was lower this month due to the recent pull-back in oil prices at the beginning of Fall.

With signs of the economy strengthening, I expect both of these holdings to perform better in the months ahead.

Continue reading “Monthly Income Update: November 2011”

Monthly Income Update: October 2011

 

Daily Dividend Investor Update

 

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the site over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

 

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks,  but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

 

Thanks!

 

Neil

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Just like a diet or a workout routine, when I look back over the last few months I continue to be amazed by the progress that the DDI portfolio continues to make with only small adjustments here and there.

Not only has the NAV (net asset value) of the portfolio remained fairly stable, the dividend stream continues to increase.

Since October is the first month of the quarter I’m most interested in comparing the results this month to April and July, the previous “first” month reports.

To say that I’m pleased with the performance of the portfolio would be an understatement, as October brought in $448.85 in passive dividend income! Compare that with $408.74 in July and $398.38 in April for an increase of over 10% from previous quarters.

I believe that I am now only a few months away from reaching my goal of $500/month in passive income. Because many of the holdings within the portfolio often increase their payouts, it’s only a matter of time before I can completely check this goal off my list.

Continue reading “Monthly Income Update: October 2011”

While you were out…

Remind me not take any more vacations!

When I left last week the DOW was sitting comfortably at 12,500 and here we are today looking at 11,866 at thewhile you were out daily dividend investor finds new ways passive income today close.  634 points or 5% in less than a week’s time!

The bright side (there’s always a bright side) is that we can start looking for some bargains.

Perhaps I’ll be able to pick up those shares of Caterpillar (ticker: CAT) that I spoke of a month ago. While we wait for the US government to finalize a debt ceiling deal, I’m guessing this is not the end of all the selling in this market – let the bargain hunting begin!

While you were out…

While I was out the DDI portfolio generated another $124.85 in income which brings my cash balance to just over $1000.00. I should be able to pick up 2 or 3 good new positions or possibly add to my existing positions.

New near-term goals

Now that I’m comfortable with the diversification of the portfolio I’m going to focus less on adding new positions and have decided to implement the following two short term goals:

  • Begin “topping off” existing positions to reach even 100 share increments
  • Focus on adding to higher yielding positions (primarily positions with 5% or greater yield)
topping off passive income daily dividend investor portfolioBy “topping off” existing positions I’m  setting up the portfolio to begin implementing a covered-call option strategy to increase monthly returns by selling option contracts.
In addition, by focusing on the higher yielding stocks I’m hoping to pump up the DDI portfolio’s overall return in the shorter term. With talk of a double-dip and possible weakening economy I’m taking a risk that these higher yielding plays may be more susceptible to dividend reductions should their revenues be adversely affected.
My take is that the average investor is still seeking out above average yields by investing in equities – specifically those in the 5-7% range. Why 5-7%? Primarily, because investors typically search for yields above 3% to beat inflation, while trying to maintain some sense of “safety” by staying below a percieved danger zone above 7%.
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